How to get a free year of Office 365 Personal with your Lumia 950 & 950 XL

Microsoft wants you to be very productive by offering Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL owners one year of Office 365 with 1TB of OneDrive free of charge. Here’s how you can claim the offer.

Microsoft aims its new Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL handsets to be the most productive phones running Windows 10 Mobile, and Continuum is a big part of the productivity plan. Office Mobile is the other piece of the puzzle that helps users to get work done, but while the suite of applications are free to use in your mobile device, you still need an Office 365 subscription to use Office with Continuum.

Now the company wants to help you be “productive like a boss” by offering Office 365 Personal for one year for those Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL owners free of charge.

The offer is available now on a number of markets, including the United States, Germany, France, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. The promotional is available through the Lumia Offers app that you must install in your phone, and the offer must be redeemed before the end of July 2016.

Office 365 Personal is a $69.99 package that includes a license to install the suite of apps in your phone, tablet, and on one PC or Mac. The full install of Office includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access, and you will also get editing capability on Word Online, Excel Online, and PowerPoint Online in compatible devices.

In addition, you will get 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage, 60 monthly Skype minutes, and Microsoft support for various products.

Of course, now with a subscription of Office 365, you will also be able to edit your documents on the go using Continuum for phones on your Lumia 950 or Lumia 950 XL.

How to claim the Office 365 Personal free offer

  1. Download and install the Lumia Offices offer.

  2. Launch the app, tap the “1 year Office 365”.

    Lumia Offers - Office 365 Personal promotion

  3. Tap Continue. If the it doesn’t work, try as many times as it takes.

  4. Confirm your email address and tap Continue.

    Office 365 Personal for Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL

  5. You will then get an email from Microsoft to claim your 1 year subscription of Office 365 Personal. Click the Claim Offer! button in your email confirmation and you will be redirected to the online Microsoft Store, where you will need to go through the process as you would purchasing any other product, but you will notice a promo code has been added to your cart, which reduces the price to $0.

  6. Check out the product as you would normally do and that’s it.

It’s important to note that during the checkout, you will notice that subscription will enable auto-renew in your Office account, which means that you will be charged for the next year once the promotional subscription ends. However, you can easily go to Office 365 Persona > Manage account and click “Turn off auto-renew” in your account to avoid additional charges.

Turn off auto-renew in Office 365

Source Windows Blog

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